Knock-off products are always a problem for business owners holding IP rights, but supply chain disruptions allow malevolent actors to make a tidy profit.
The year 2020 commenced in much the same way as most years do, but it quickly became apparent that the world needed to brace for the unexpected.
Injunctions against patent infringement are available in many national court systems, but there are some procedural differences when courts may make injunctions available as a remedy.
Ryan Abbott has written an excellent book that is both an introduction to AI and a sound basis for progressive considerations about how legal regulation can incentivize AI development.
IP infringement can, in some instances, be accompanied by the theft of actual physical property or in conjunction with other civil wrongdoings and crimes.
The IP protection for software developers is not as strong as it should be in the U.S., but this does not seem to be stopping the development.
Italian inventors can now apply to protect historically or societally relevant trademarks as marchi storici - if they meet specific strict criteria.
While court rulings may have slowed down, the first half of this calendar year has seen some big patent decisions play out in many national high courts.
As the world races to develop an effective vaccine to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, many discussions have surrounded the impact that patents will have on access to such treatment.
After 50 years, we still cannot help but ask ourselves if having an international application will be enough to lead to a patent in most jurisdictions.